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Reason 4,723 Team USA doesn’t stay in the Olympic Village

Jul 27, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

Tyson Chandler Olympic bed

There are a whole lot of reasons the USA Olympic men’s basketball team is not staying in the wild, out of control party the Olympic village. Security for one. Second, the rooms in the village are basically dorm rooms and do you think Kobe Bryant and LeBron James want to stay in a dorm?

But Tyson Chandler, with the help of American hurdler Lolo Jones, tweeted out my favorite reason Team USA has gone four-star, which you can see in the photo to the right (via Yahoo Sports).

The beds in the Olympic Village rooms are 5’8” long. Which is just fine if you are McKayla Maroney or one of the other USA Olympic gymnasts. For 7’1” Tyson Chandler… not so much. In fact, it’s pretty funny.

I’m guessing the bathroom’s shower head hits Chandler in about the middle of the back as well.

Even I would have feet hanging off an Olympic Village bed, and you know that’s not going to be comfortable. And Team USA needs Chandler comfortable because they need to only true center on the roster on the court as much as possible.

  1. mannyfresh209 - Jul 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    I sleep in the fetal position so I’d be ok with these beds.

  2. stayhigh_247 - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    Is Mr.s Chandler ok with her hubby in Lolo ‘s bed? Lolo is sexy as hell. If i would have known, I would have started training @ age 4 just to stay in the Olympic Village and pillage all those bionic women!

  3. nokoolaidcowboy - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Let’s not forget to mention the room service!

    • akismet-94caf11657e49d9d7540c4f3d105fccf - Jul 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

      or the Swedish swim team.

  4. turdfurgerson68 - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Ha ha, the last thing any of the athletes are doing is sleeping in their beds…100k worth of condoms attests to that!

    Hopefully Tyson is gonna bring Lolo back to his swank hotel room and put at least 100 of them aforementioned condoms to excellent use 😉

  5. papichulo55 - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    I think Lolo is cheatin on me!

  6. lucidsportsfan - Jul 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Was the ’92 team the first to do that? And here’s why this years team is better:

  7. congocash - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    First its fancy hotel rooms, then there going to have the bentleys brought over fom their garages

  8. cowboyscanada - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Because tbe Americans are too good for everyone…just ask them.

    • 1historian - Jul 28, 2012 at 12:02 AM

      just ask us regular old American fans – we’ll tell you

  9. mat9844 - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    Having a bed long enough to sleep in is not exactly a luxury; in fact, I think it’s a necessity, especially for athletes.

  10. raysfan1 - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    5 feet 8 inches is crazy. Average height for American men is 5′ 9″! Those beds are too short for most of us, not just the basketball team.

  11. bleedburgandyandgold - Jul 28, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Read the article that’s crossed out sounds like anyone would have a good time there lol

  12. koloofai - Jul 28, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Kurt you useless fool.. Proof read and spell for once

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